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This is the very first remedy ever proved by Hahnemann. He was living in Edinburgh earning money by translating at Edinburgh University when he decided to try China for himself to see what happens – the rest, as they say, is history.
Like Carbo Veg. this remedy is useful for excessive bloating of the belly where bringing up wind does not bring relief. Often the troubles, of whatever nature, come on after loss of fluids,
this could be from blood loss, excessive menstruation, prolonged breastfeeding or extreme diarrhoea, which cause exhaustion, weakness, headaches with bursting, throbbing pain, extending from the back to the whole head; stomach disturbances; anaemia. People needing China are worse for light touch, rubbing or caressing, but better for hard pressure. They suffer from general oversensitivity, perhaps even from paranoia, feeling themselves to be harassed, unfortunate, thinking that the world is hostile. They may be sleepless from over abundant ideas and plans.
Worse: Loss of fluids; touch; regularly returning symptoms; alternate days; wind; cold;
summer and autumn.
Better: Hard pressure; loose clothing; bending double; warmth.
The above remedy excerpt is from the homeopathy book 'Get Well Soon' produced by Misha Norland and The School of Homeopathy in collaboration with students and graduates, this is a self-help guide to using first aid homeopathy and contains over 50 remedies. It provides an introduction to homeopathy and use of homeopathic medicines, an index of common ailments with recommend remedies to be used for various combinations of symptoms.